Nick M. Makridakis

Tulane University, USA

Nick M. Makridakis was born in Athens, Greece. He obtained his B.S. degree in biology at the University of Athens, Athens, Greece, in 1989. He then moved to the United States and obtained his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, USA, in 1997. Dr. Makridakis conducted his postdoctoral studies at the Institute of Genetic Medicine at the USC, from 1997 to 2001, under the mentorship of Juergen Reichardt, Ph.D. degree, and was an American Cancer Society Research Fellow from 1998 to 2000. He became an Assistant Professor of research in 2002 in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at USC. He moved to New Orleans in 2007 to accept his current position in the Department of Epidemiology at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. He is interested in understanding the complex cooperative relationship between genetic and environmental contributors of multifactorial diseases, particularly cancer. Makridakis is also interested in identifying genetic elements in DNA repair genes that may affect cancer risk or progression, characterizing their contributions individually and in conjunction, and understanding the role of genomic instability in cancer.

Biography Updated on 3 March 2013

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